Date Released: 24 May 2013
SIPTU members at Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant, Co. Dublin, have voted unanimously this morning (Friday, 24th May) to accept proposals from the Labour Relations Commission and return to work.
The vote came after three days of strike action at the plant and the acceptance by SDD Shanganagh Water Treatment Ltd to refer the issues in dispute, relating to pay and shift premium payments, to the Labour Court.
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Martin Meere, said: “These proposals immediately address a number of the concerns of our members and also ensure that all outstanding matters will be now be adjudicated by the Labour Court in a timely manner. Our members are very pleased with the terms of this settlement and are looking forward to getting back to work.”
Plant worker, Jeff Jones, said: “The workers wish to thank the local community, especially the residents of Shanganagh Cliffs Estate, and local businesses who provided tremendous support during this strike. We also wish to acknowledge the work of a number of local councillors who showed solidarity and whose support assisted in this settlement being reached.”
SDD Shanganagh Water Treatment Ltd is a joint venture between the Irish construction company John Sisk and Son, and Spanish companies Dragados S.A. and Drace Medio-Ambiente SA. The plant operates under the terms of a contract with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.